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Wiggle to Warrior: Greg Page joins forces with Westmead Private Hospital cardiologist to promote cardiac safety

May 01, 2024

Original Yellow Wiggle, Greg Page, has continued to work with Westmead Private Hospital cardiologist, Associate Professor Pramesh Kovoor, on improving his own cardiac health and the cardiac health of the nation.

Mr Page and A/Prof Kovoor were first introduced in 2020 following the Yellow Wiggle’s well publicised cardiac arrest at a Wiggles charity concert in Sydney.

The incident gave Mr Page a new purpose and has since been working with A/Prof Kovoor to promote the work of Heart of the Nation, an initiative that seeks to enhance public health and cardiac safety across Australia.

“Every minute counts when someone experiences a sudden cardiac arrest,” A/Prof Kovoor said.

“Having defibrillators readily available in public settings significantly increases the chances of survival, delivering a shock that is intended to restore the heart to its normal rhythm.”

Heart of the Nation seeks to lead change through education, training and access to automated external defibrillators within one minute of all locations.

Having survived his sudden cardiac arrest in 2020, Page has become a passionate advocate for cardiac health and defibrillator accessibility.

“My own experience has shown me just how vital it is to have AEDs in convenient locations. In making them mandatory, we have the ability to save countless lives,” Mr Page said.

“We have the technology to make our public spaces safer. Let’s not wait for a tragedy before taking action; let’s spread awareness and ensure no one has to rely solely on luck when their heart stops beating.”

Westmead Private Hospital has a dedicated 23-bed cardiovascular unit, a 16-bed intensive care unit and two state of the art cardiac catheter suites in order to perform the latest tests, procedures and treatment of heart disease.

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